I just threw a load of laundry in the dryer and am finally sitting down after a long day of work, working out, and doing household things. I'm sure everyone can relate to how difficult it is going back to work after a four-day weekend, but today was really tough! I actually did not do … Continue reading Boring Week’s Recap
Caprese-Style Baked Chicken
Hello, all! It's another beautiful evening in Chicago and I just finished up a Flexibility and Strength yoga flow with Sanela. I had all the windows open to let in some fresh air, a Bath & Body Works scented candle going, and a Synergy Gingerberry kombucha. I feel loose and relaxed and wanted to take … Continue reading Caprese-Style Baked Chicken
Low-Carb Fajita-Style Shrimp & Cauliflower Rice!
I have been moving non-stop today, and I finally took a moment to sit down and blog about the dinner I just made. The weather in Chicago was absolutely beautiful today. I got out of work at 5 and put my roller blades on and skated for 4 miles. Then, I walked Oliver for 1 … Continue reading Low-Carb Fajita-Style Shrimp & Cauliflower Rice!
Spiralized Beet “Pasta”
If you're anything like me, you probably thought beets were gross as a kid. To me, they just seemed sort of slimy, and I couldn't seem to get into the taste. Later on, my mom introduced me to sauteed beet greens, and I liked those, so I thought I might give them another chance. I've … Continue reading Spiralized Beet “Pasta”
My Week In a Nutshell
Hi, everyone. I hope you are having a good week so far. It has been a rainy, gloomy day in Chicago, and the beautiful 70-degree weather is now in the chilly high 40s. While not my preference, it is good blogging weather. Last week was interesting for me because I chose not to go to … Continue reading My Week In a Nutshell
My interest in skincare did not really start until the last few years. I think that in high school, I had a lot of breakouts on my chin and all I wanted to do was blast them with benzoyl peroxide or gimmicky items like Clearasil to make them go away. I specifically remember that when … Continue reading Skincare
Potato Tacos with Fiesta Sauce
Have you ever had a purple potato? The first time I saw one, I wasn't sure what to think. I thought it would be sweet or maybe taste more like a carrot or beet than a potato. Well, the purple potato has tons of antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, and fiber, so it's one healthy vegetable! Aldi … Continue reading Potato Tacos with Fiesta Sauce
Salmon is one of my favorite foods, and it's one of the healthiest. Filled with protein, healthy fats, and vitamins/antioxidants, it's a great choice for a post-workout meal. I have put salmon in tacos, salads, pastas, etc., but I especially like it baked in a marinade. This marinade keeps protein juicy as it cooks and … Continue reading Mustard-Marinated Salmon/Chicken/Tofu
Eggplant Ragout (Meatless)!
My take on eggplant ragout differs a bit from the traditional route, but it's a versatile and flavorful meatless dish that you can customize to your liking. Some of the best vegetables that have a "meaty" bite to them are eggplant and mushrooms, and the thicker, chewy veggies add a nice texture to the dish. … Continue reading Eggplant Ragout (Meatless)!
My Daily Smoothies
Working full-time, I have a pretty specific morning routine I follow to help me feel like I have everything together. I always take a Vitamin C capsule along with a cod liver oil capsule, and every other day I have a shot of apple cider vinegar (two tablespoons) diluted with water and a teaspoon of … Continue reading My Daily Smoothies